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Day 3 on ultra-low carb

Monday, October 28, 2013

8 am Breakfast:
1 cup of decaf with 1/4 cup of heavy cream, 3/4 cup yogurt, 1/2 apple, 1 oz. almonds

3pm Lunch: 3/4 cup yogurt, 1/2 cup blueberries, 1 oz. macadamia nuts

5pm Snack: 1 oz.cheese, 1 cup decaf with 1/4 cup heavy cream

8pm Dinner: 1/2 pound ground beef with Kale and squash, 1 tbsp. olive oil, 3 tbsp. sour cream

10pm decaf with 1/4 cup heavy cream

exercise: walking for about 30 minutes, moving dirt for about 40 minutes

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    Sounds interesting. Don't think I could do it, but I have not been converted to lo carb. I feel my absolute best when eating nearly everything (except refined sugar, which is a major no no for me) in moderation. By moderation I mean 1400 cals per day, with a focus on lots of veggies and quite a bit of protein (eggs, fish, chicken, prepared very simply), a little bit of fruit (maybe one apple or one banana per day) and a little bit of bran cereal and unsweetened almond milk. The key seems to be to practice calorie restriction and get at least 5 big sweaty workouts per week, combining cardio and bodyweight exercises with running around after my kid. If I can manage to do this, I feel fantastic! Of course I am curious to know how much more mental clarity I might be able to achieve on an even more optimal diet, whatever that might consist of. I abused sugar for a lot of years and am just now recovering from major brain fog. Part of that was due to being seriously anaemic -- ferratin levels of 4, heamoglobin level very low too -- and as I bring my iron stores up and follow the regimen I just described, it's like I'm removing veil after veil from in front of my eyes. So cool to feel one's health coming back!! Thanks for keeping us informed about your practices. It's really interesting to see what others are doing!
    1575 days ago
    I realized that my carb counts may seem higher than they really are. The carb levels listed on full-fat yogurt are actually lower than the label because most of the milk sugar (lactose) gets eaten up by the bacteria that make the yogurt. Since I make my own yogurt I have some control about this. The longer the yogurt ferments, the lower the carb count. It's not an exact science of course.
    1575 days ago
  • RUSSELL_40
    Macadamia nuts sound pretty good right now. Idon't eat yogurt, and not sure how much carbs this is per day, but if it works for you, enjoy it. I tend to try to stay under 40 grams of carbs, but don't find it to be tough at all, once you stop thinking about carbs in that manner.

    All the food you have sounds delicious, except the yogurt..lol.

    You are eating delicious food, and getting enough calories, just not as many carbs as most people think is " normal ". It seems kind of funny, because Firecom thinks this would be a very strict diet, while I think it tends to be very liberal, with yogurt, and fruit. I think of eating my diet as a moderate level, with very low carb being under 20 total grams of carbs. It is all relative to what you are comfortable with, and how far along you are towards goal.

    I think eating high carb, and always being hungry would be much harder
    1575 days ago
    This to me is too much carbs for Ultra Low Carb. I go for 20g range so I would not be eating apples or blueberries especially not right away. I think my fruits will be cranberry and lemon, sparingly of course.

    Have you tried Bulletproof Coffee?
    1575 days ago
    WOW, that's a tough regimen. My oldest grandson is doing this as well. He is not stitch overweight but is heavily involved with cross fit training. He is tough as nails.
    1575 days ago
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